Monday, April 3, 2017

Classroom Behavior: Shy or Not?

I often have students from many countries in my classrooms. Students from Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Columbia, and many other countries. I know what to expect when these students come together for the first time.

Some of my students speak out and actively engage in the classroom without a care in the world if their grammar is correct or not; other students, however, are almost paralyzed with fear, and they won't say anything until they are absolutely sure that their grammar is perfect . . .  and by that time, I'm eating my lunch 20 minutes after the class ended.

Unfortunately, all of these students don't know how to interpret each other's classroom behavior. Are they shy? Are they asleep? Are they bored?

Thus, during the first few days of class, I try to explain how past classroom experiences and expectation in different countries affects what students say and do in my classroom.

Thus, my question to you is this: Are students from your country hesitant to participate in class, and if so, why? Share your ideas.

Randall




241 comments:

  1. well
    i think that it is just a temporally
    situation as they new for this life you know new friends new home new society but give them a year then they will be more plucky than American students.
    thanks.

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  2. I think not all Asian students are shy but most of them are shy it is because of the culture. In class we respect teacher and listen to the teacher. But this is influenced by the teacher who is taking the class if the teacher is friendly to the students, students won't be shy.

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  3. I think not all Asian student are shy, because someone try to learn english.
    Then if they shy, they can't well in english.
    And I think teacher will take care of the student who want to well in english but they were shy.

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  4. I think the educational background are related to compose the shyness no matter where we live or who we are.Through my experience of studyabroad, I obviously found out difference how to teach and learn between North America and Japan. Most of the time Japanese teacher prefer to being sceience during classroom. In oppsite, most of student are so positive and always debating in their class when I was in North Amrica. That was tough to me.Not because of I am shy but too different to adjust such a new circomstance!(I got used to the way somehow:-))As my opinion,basically Japanese(anyone alse in Asia)are not shy.The way being taught may divide into shy or not.

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  5. Well, you are right. It depends on the educational background. In my school day, we just listened about teacher’s speaking sitting on the chair. There were a few relationships between teachers and students. However, nowadays teachers try to contact their students and have a conversation during class. So I think Asian students are changing more active.

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  6. i think ... already asian student in school more listen to speaking teacher and little speaking about topics of lesson.thus students were shy. but today students more common in topic lesson and tell their thought on topic of lesson.

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  7. It is safe to say that Asian students are more shy than Western countries' students.
    I believe culture is the most important reason. Like Chinese emphasize rank a lot in the history comparing to equality, freedom and creation which are points for western people.
    However, Asian people become more open and confident and would like to show themselves more and more. I think that is because the influence of western culture as well as the need of society.

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  8. i think that because of asian students shy is causing by maladjust. they loss old friend.
    so maybe they having a terms. this term ended they become confidence students.

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  9. I think the reason why Asian students are shy is they are used to being quite in class,especially when teacher is saying something.
    From my experience, students are not allowed to make noise at all when teacher is saying in class. If someone made a noise, he is punished by teacher. That kind of atmostphere makes students feel far away from teachers or even afraid of them. This is the way asian students have been learned by and why many students don't feel comfortable with teachers.
    In this situation, it is no wonder that students hesitate to reveal themselves in class.
    In addtion, the young asian students' way of looking at the very active presenter in class is different from that of America.
    Asia is of collectivist societies. Hormony in group is considered very important and showing off is not seen good way. I think this cultural factor makes most students prefere to be one of commom students.

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  10. I think that a person being shy has more to do with the enviorment rather then it being inherited.for example if a shy person moves to an area were people are rude he will have to eventually react ,in a way to defend himself and finnaly be rude himself. so i think it has to do more with the enviorment...

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  11. Well i really think thats true its all beacuse of the educational backgound which asian students do really face. they dont get the individual attention and they have a large no of students in a class which doesn't allow the teacher to improve their interpersonel skills and groom them up.......
    Thats why they remain shy through out thier lives

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  12. I'm a shying student and I'm really afraid of speaking up in the class. I think the reason is the way of education, too. I was affected by the teachers and their methods in teaching, they talk all the time and we're just the person who answer their questions sometimes. Another reason is the classmates. We tend to mimic others, so if we see everybody in the class to be in quiet and obeying to the teacher absolutely, we don't want to be weird, we don't want to be known as show-off people so we'll like everybody, always be quiet and be shy when speaking up. I think the best way to change this situation is to make the atmosphere of the class more friendly and ebullient, making more discussions about some specific topics to help the shy students express their ideas.

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  13. I really like talking in class, I mean expressing myself to my teachers and classmates. But sometimes I feel a bit shy and hard to do that in some subjects. Anyway, English class is the one I like most because I find that I'm more confident when speaking in English than in Vietnamese.

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  14. I think perhaps it is a kind of modesty that looks like shyness and maybe also a kind of humbleness, which I think is good in the beginning of a new relationship

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  15. I'm a Asian so i think that when i comment to this subject it will be neaer with the fact.

    In the frist time go to school(junior school),Teachers taught children have to follow somebody's advice. So when they don't do like this, they will be punished.

    When they younger,This habits makes them become shy and dont want to talk about their opinions negative with another, because they scare it's wrong.

    But, not all of people like that. Having ones very conffident about themself.

    The solution to changes this situation i think first think is teacher should make the children talk their opinons.And to correct if wrong. And we can excercise ourself the skill when talk in crowd.

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  16. Asians are shy because they are not in their native land. So, I think they are just thinking they should act in a respectful manner. Educational background is also a factor because maybe they are thinking that their American classmates came from a very standard school compare to them. So, they think that Americans are better to them.

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  17. I don't believe in that students are naturally shy. It is the effect of their culture, Background and environment. Teachers have to encourage shy students to participate in a class. Teachers have to devlelope differnt methods which helps those students.Parents also have to support their children and take them to differnt activties which helps them to teach to interact with people.

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  18. The characteristics of a person determined by the surroundings that he or she lives in it.
    Because of the fact that shyness is a fruit of culture that we learn from birth till the end of life. Asian people live in a politeness and respectfulness to the others.
    Thats why they are a little shy and they think the Americans behave rudely.

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  19. Hello, good afternoon!

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  20. I live in a Asia's country. I suppose Asian student is not shy, but they are not very dynamic in studying. However, access the Internet and influence of new method, they are trying to show own idea in class. Thus, the relationship between student and teacher is more close.

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  21. I live in a Asia's country. I suppose Asian student is not shy, but they are not very dynamic in studying. However, access the Internet and influence of new method, they are trying to show own idea in class. Thus, the relationship between student and teacher is more close.

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  22. so i think that it does not depends on the nation (American or Asian), it more depends on character of a person. But as i studied at the University i saw that rude students got best results than shy ones. As for me, i'm a shy person but almost everytime i had good results without cheating as many rude students did

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  23. i think the reason of shy student is not only culture and educational background but also it depends on thier teacher s teaching method and parents.so teachers and parents must take care of them.

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  24. I think that Asia student are really shier than American students. But it is temporary situation. When Asia student get accustomed to this type of behaviour they will be more plucky than other students, because they are very adaptable.

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  25. First I have to thank you for a wonderful site, you created.Secondly i think the teacher is responsibly for this thing to encourage student to share their ideas and thoughts.i know it is not easy to start speaking second language beside people without feeling shy because you think they will judge you for any mistake but after you will be ok with language will speak without thinking.that's my comment.Thanks

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  26. Firstly, thank you for this wonderful site.
    Secondly, I think every country has shy people. Many Asian student are not shy.In fact,their english are not very well and they are afaid of having mistakes.For example, they are misapprehended when they talk to foreigners. Furthermore, they are talk with English speakers a long time and foreigners don't know what they said.
    In brief, if their english are very well they will be more pluckier than American students.
    Thank you.

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  27. Firstly, thank you for this wonderful site.
    Secondly, I think every country has shy people. Many Asian student are not shy.In fact,their english are not very well and they are afaid of having mistakes.For example, they are misapprehended when they talk to foreigners. Furthermore, they are talk with English speakers a long time and foreigners don't know what they said.
    In brief, if their english are very well they will be more pluckier than American students.
    Thank you.

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  28. Firstly, hello everybody!
    I think, everybody who speaks a little bit English is shy, because it's difficult express your feelings. Don't you thinks so?

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  29. Hi, everybody. This is my access in this site. My English is poor but I'm really excited with its tools to learn English.
    I really hope that shy is temporally situation, because I've been studiyng English for 2 years and I still can't feel free to speak English. But I'll continue trying.

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  30. i think that the culture is different but is a rich culture

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  31. i think it is true. if an american student go to a country in asia, and he/she tries to learn its native language, probably he/she will be shy as much as the asian students living in the u.s. it is normal. at the same time, this situation makes foreign students have some difficulties during the learning process. dont shy, just talk..!

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  32. Asian Students are not shy specially those fluently speaks English.. Some are shy maybe because they don't speak the English language well....

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  33. I agree about that Asian students are sye. For Example, I have been learning English the U.S.A. So many people is Korean in my class. When my teacher try to talk with them, their face become as like a red tomato. Even though, they can't not speak English very well, the other students who are not Asian are more artivity than Asian. If Asian is in full activity, they will be getting better to learn English.

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  34. In my opinion we can't classify students behavior depending on their geographical distribution only.
    but maybe other factors are more important like student age stage, family education and their circumstances, class room atmosphere , teacher characteristic, student's psychological healthy.

    Mazin Shaheen

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  35. First,I think that it's about the culture in each countries.Like the asian students,some of them need to respect the elder person and do not interrupt while they're speaking or teaching.It sometimes makes the students lose their confidence.I think now the education system has been changed,the students have more confident to make the opinions in classes.It's better.
    Second,I think it's about their own habits,neither of the asian students is shy.

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  36. I'm an Asian student and I don't think all the Asian students are naturaly shy.
    We may seem to be shy in English class because most of us couldn't speak good English.Maybe the teacher is so serious that we are afraid to speak out.
    On the other hand,some students are shy by origin.It's no matter if he/she is an Asian.

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  37. This website is a very wonderful web i have never seen. I just want to thank the initiator for his hard work making this for especially foreign people. I bit he knows how hard it is to learn a new language. Thanks very much...

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  38. i think there are so many reasons about this. one reason that is the individual's personality. some are perfectionist who will not do something that they think will not work well. since english is not their mother's language, they will study hard to have good skill first before they speak publicly.

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  39. As a asian student, i think the culture background is an important reason. as a child, we are often told to listen carefully to the treacher's word. And, only with teacher's permission, we can stand up and answer the questions that teachers asked. if we made mistakens, the teacher would criticize us why not hard work, and then they would let another one that they think the excellent student to answer the question,so feeling shy will be normal under this environment.However in the American, as far as i known. the children are encouraged to ask teacher questions, and everyone can has his or her own different opinion. At this point, i think that the asian student will make the americans good example, and don't afraid to make mistakens.

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  40. Hi,

    First of all, Thank you for this wonderful site!

    I have been teaching English in Latin America for 12 years now and in my experience, I found that whether a student will act in a shy or outgoing way depends heavily on the teaching style.

    When I first started teaching, I worked at a very traditional billingual school. There, students were expected to remain seated and silently listen to what the teacher had to say.

    I never enjoyed teaching in such an strict environment because I have always considered that a language's sole purpose is communication!

    So, I fled from such "learning institutions" and began working at more modern and conversational oriented places.

    I can now say that the active and conversational approach instills in students a more participative approach.

    So, my guess is that perhaps, the students you are talking about hail from a very formal and traditional background, whereas the latin american ones do not.

    Maybe if you found some Asian students that came from a more participative background, you'd find they are just the same as the latin american ones.

    Well, Those were my two cents. I hope it helps!

    Thank you again!

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  41. In my opinion,the main cause of the students in Asian are shy in classroom is the teaching way teachers have.As we known,in the classroom,if someone makes noise when teacher is saying something,he will be the one who destorys the class rules,the teacher have to punish him in order to warn others not to do it again.so all the students dare not do it again.Actually,I think,in the classroom,their communication is most important than anything else,maybe teachers can change the way if possible.But I have a question,if students can say anything about the subject in the class,how do teachers control the discipline.?

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  42. hello,
    In my opinion,the main cause of the students in Asian are shy in classroom is the teaching way teachers have.As we known,in the classroom,if someone makes noise when teacher is saying something,he will be the one who destorys the class rules,the teacher have to punish him in order to warn others not to do it again.so all the students dare not do it again.Actually,I think,in the classroom,their communication is most important than anything else,maybe teachers can change the way if possible.But I have a question,if students can say anything about the subject in the class,how do teachers control the discipline.?

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  43. I also think most Asian students are shy in class due to the teaching style of the Asian teachers.In some Asian countries,as I know,teachers behave very seriously and press a great a pressure to their students,so the students dare not to act actively in class ,they get used to sit silently during class.

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  44. I am from China.you said right,most of students are shy beacause of our culture,in my country many people respect teacher very much, talking aloud when teacher is teaching in the classroom is rude,and student will be punished.another reason is the classroom is too many students in many places,if students talk and students cann't hear what teacher says.so making rules is necesarry.

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  45. Not all Asian Students are shy.We cannot define a mass by binding them in a general impression.
    There are many factors which effect a humanbeing- society,surrounding where he lives and grown up, culture,custums, religion...etc.
    Shyness shouldnot be obstacle in reaching the possitive goals of life. Asian has been proving their abilities by establishing theirselves in each and every field. Isn't it remarkable?

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  46. hello.
    i'm a teacher to be in Malaysia. in my view, students are shy because they are scared of the teacher. i'm saying this because, my lecturer taught us that, one of the most effective way in dealing with question is to toss the question back to the students.i think that is not a very good think to do,but i dare not to fight her. and now, i'm doing a research about this matter.i'f anyone have anything to share, please send me an email, safarnarzri@yahoo.com

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  47. i think that chinese students are shy because of culture.in class we just are taught that we should hew to line,it must be quiet in class.

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  48. I'm an Asian sutudent.I've moved to the U.S.A for 1 year. I'm really a shy student. My teacher try to make me be confident in front of class by giving the topics. These topics can make each student or each group of students to find information, discuss, talk and controvert. That is the way make me not to be shy when I talk in front of class more. Thanks

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  49. I think regional cultures and norms have much to do with shyness. Like in Pakistan, in ours region we do not get much opportunities to mixing upper class students. We have separate communities and friends in schools and colleagues. This matters a lot and especially when you come across people not from your type of class or community, shyness dominates.

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  50. I don't think so, all Asian students are shy, but if we consider their culture and customs, we can think that they are. The most of them probably are intelligent and have a hard felling to organazing any objects. To be shy is common for all students no only Asian students, a example is our first day at school... everybody are shy, me too.

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  51. well,
    I think that shynees is mainly an acqiured character, however we can not deny the genetic effect, it also plays a role.

    I think our main concern should be directed towards improving the way by which the students are tought and educated, by letting them express themselves and provides the motives for success and self confidence.

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  52. Thanks for offering the good website to learn english.
    In my opnion,asian students are shy due to their learning enviroment and the way they learn. When they were a kid,parents and teachers told what is rihgt and what is wrong,and they always believe that and never have theirself thought. Because of the growing circumstance,asian students are always silent and shy to give their comments or questions.

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  53. that is not true. i have some chinese roommates in my English class and they are very brave and thy don't hesitate when they want to say any thing.

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  54. I think, it depend on the teacher. if the teacher is easygoing ,not only the emerican students but also the asian students will have a bravery to say any thing

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  55. i think shiness related to behaveour every person have its charcter in my school in past i suffer from shiness in many things even in doing my class work and feel afraid from my teacher infront of the students and until now i suffer from shiness in some sercumstances in my life

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  56. I think that most of my students are shy due to the Chinese traditional culture. I remember my parents just taught me not to talk too much. It meas to be silent or be shy is a good maner. All I have to do is listen carefully . And ,most important of all, no more questions and not to talk too much.

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  57. hellow all
    I think that any student in a foreign place or country may be shay at first, may be it's also to the different in culture also, with time, help of teachers and friends, and parents, the things will be easier and the student will know how to accommodate with people around him
    Many thanks for your useful site

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  58. well
    im a vietnamese.i think it's easily to uderstand.the asian students must be familiar with a very different life,the life of europeans or american.another reason,maybe the culure,makes many asian students more shy,especially women.but american students have no difficulies to adopt,no strangeness like asian students do.and as i know, in general,americans are very active and confident.all above can explain why have difference between the classroom behavior of asian students and that of american students.

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  59. well,i think it's easily understanded.the asian students must be familiar with a very different life,the life of europeans or americans.the asian culture also make them more shy.but the americans students have no difficulties to adopt the new society,no strangenesses to get acquainted with.in other hand,as i know, americans generally are active and confident.there're some reasons to explain why have difference between the classroom behavior of asian students and that of american students.

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  60. This a excellent web site for me to practise and enhance my English!
    I love it very much as it has different levels range from easy to very difficult for me to choose!!Thanks for your sharing!!

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  61. I think it contributes to the difference of the culture to a large extent. A saying in China goes that showing respect for teachers,attaching importance to education. When we step into the school, we learn to how to respect teachers firstly. It is our traditional education.

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  62. ok undoubtedly most of asian students are shy because of their culture backgroud. In china, people are educated by Confucianism all the time, therefoce, students in china do not like to show himself.

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  63. why are students shy in classroom?
    Of course, students should be obey the classroom regulations in schools. As traditional teachers, they hope they are quiet in order to easily control their behaviours.
    However, Active learning must come to more effective.

    Students must be curious on learning. If they have any questions, they must bravely ask to teachers. But if you keep quiet, how can teachers know what they need?

    Besides, being active in different learning opportunities can geat more you expect. For example, on the lessons, teachers may organize some activities such debates, presentations, discussions and games. I want to ask students if you are shy, how can you enjoy and learn from above the activities?

    I know many students are shy in front of teachers especially Asian students. Actually, spoon-fed education is a hibition for students. But I must say time is changing, being more outgoing and exploring more you expect!!!!!

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  64. Hi, this is Wonkyun from South Korea. Korean students appear to be shy because of the manner which lead them to listen carefully first. On the other hand, if Korean students in an ESL class, they seem to be shy due to their competence of speaking English. That's it. Thanks.

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  65. I think everybody are shy the first days (include me) at school, nobody know to someone, after a couple of days students are more friendly with his/her classmattes. But also I'm agree than asian people are shyer than american, latins o european people. Just for culture.

    Rigo Kano

    Regards from Mexico

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  66. Hi everybody, my name is Victor I am from Mexico, I think when somebody (Included me) want to learn or speak English absolutely all whitout exeption are shy because is an idiom new for each person. This day I have known this link and I whish help me to learn English.
    Regards from Mexico
    Victor

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  67. Hi, my name is Jemima and I´m Brazilian person. I´m English teacher and I like this site so much, because Iimprove my listen and my pronunciation and I learn many words. Ranball´s ESL Blog is very very and very important for English student.

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  68. hello.....
    ithink it strongly related to the nature of the kid(the enviroment that kid grow up in it). all these behaviour whether its shy or not its temporary.

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  69. Well I think that some people are born shy while others become shy. I also think that teachers should talk to their students more and make them feel more welcomed that way they won't feel that shy around other people.

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  70. well,I think not all Asian students are shy.Their behavior in class is related to the family backgroud and nation's education system.When they were born, most Asian children were told to respect their seniority and their teacher.When they go to school, they were told to study hard,or will lead a bad life,so they spend more time on listening and getting high scores,in order to obtain a chance to famous universty and well-paid job.

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  71. Hi
    This is Engrl moon from Jordan.
    I think mosy student in the first time be shy when they atened to anew clas room.
    and its normal behave , then by the time the start to used the sitution and live they shy fall away.

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  72. for sure,cultures &background can affect students behaviour in classes&it needs effort to break the ice and help some shy students to start giving opinoins and be positive in classes.But,not all active students are rude because they express themselves in bad way they only need to express their cerativity politely

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  73. I think the answer is given in the question: Asian students with a different cultural beckground and therefore different educational system are shyer because they have come from a different culture and different educational system.
    This doesn`t mean that their education is less effective or they are gaining less knowledge during their study.

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  74. well my little bit opinion is asian student was sometimes has lost there interest because of there culture they shy to show there ability to exercise there talent in english accent express it in there friends or to the person sorround them,but probably asian student have legitimate to improve faster to develope there english weakly.

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  75. I think that students are shy because of their parent.

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  76. i'm Asian i was shy, cuz i didn't know english well. I was shy, I scared to make mistakes while talking, and i don't talk much. But now i'm not and i learnt that talking is the best way to leant language.. Therefore, i think that many Asian shy of not making mistakes while speaking at class or somewhere else.

    P.S. Asians and everybody don't be a shy, don't afraid that u will make mistakes while talking.

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  77. In my country,iran,student in the past was shy.actually ,they wanted to respect their teacher,and also they were sacared of their teacher.However,these days,the roles are changed.teachers have to respect their students.students are too rude.They blurt out their answers or questions when their teacher speaks.I am agree with non of these.I think we should be more moderate.

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  78. I'm just Asian student.And 2 months ago,I came UK and started to study.

    From before I came here, I've heard Asian student tend to be shy.

    I think that is cultual reasen.
    First of all ,in some Asian country,they regard modesty as virtue.
    In addition ,at school,in most class, student have only to listen to teacher's lecture.

    But in Europe or USA ,it seems to make much of discussing actively.

    So I think Asian student looks be shy.It's cannot help.

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  79. I am a chinese student.In my opnion,not all the chinese born to
    be shy,but why chinese people are described to be shy.For my own experience,I think it is mainly originated from the chinese culture and the traditional teaching way.
    First,china regardes modesty as a good spirit,and the show-off way is considered to be arrogant.The
    idea has been past for thousands of years.There are some great ancesters like conficious and laozi.so the idea contributes a lot to the shyness.second,as a young kid,i remembered the classes were centered on the teacher.Teachers spoke a lot but we just listened to what they said,so we became passive .now most the lessons has changed alot,the students
    participate in the activites and they like to express their own ideas.we call this students-centered curriculum.and at last,most students behave shy because they are afraid to make mistakes and they are afraid to be laughed at. I'd say don't be terrified to lose face.just do it regardless of the bad comments.
    In a word, we should generate some good tradition values as well as let the world hear our voices.

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  80. I am a chinese student.In my opnion,not all the chinese born to be shy,
    but why chinese people are described to be shy.For my own experience,
    I think it is mainly originated from the chinese culture and the traditional
    teaching way.
    First,china regardes modesty as a good spirit,and the show-off way is
    considered to be arrogant.The idea has been past for thousands of years.
    There are some great ancesters like conficious and laozi.so the idea
    contributes a lot to the shyness.second,as a young kid,i remembered the
    classes were centered on the teacher.Teachers spoke a lot but we just
    listened to what they said,so we became passive .now most the lessons
    has changed alot,the studentsparticipate in the activites and they like
    to express their own ideas.we call this students-centered curriculum.
    and at last,most students behave shy because they are afraid to make
    mistakes and they are afraid to be laughed at. I'd say don't be terrified
    to lose face.just do it regardless of the bad comments.
    In a word, we should generate some good tradition values as well as
    let the world hear our voices.

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  81. Hi, I think this happen for first time, But a student will been better if teacher try to ask him more.

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  82. Hello. I am not an Asian student but I shy sometimes. Maybe because of my level of English which is not very high. I think all students in a group and a teacher should be more considerate for shy students. Thank you.

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  83. the teachers should to conseder that in every person is a diferent personality, like introverts, extrovert, talkatie or shy, just the key is in the teaching method.

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  84. I think the educational background makes students ' performances different.And the educational background is highly related to country cultures.Asian staudents are always tought to follow the rules that their elders have had set,and their cultures are more conservative than westerns;on the other hand,western stutends are encouraged to express their opinions since their childhood,also,their education situation puts a lot on enlightment,both of which are differ to Asians.That's why I think educational environment makes a big influence in the two type of students.

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  85. i dont think asian peoples are naturally shy. it's just because their habbitualy in their own country. beside that it can be caused because they think they dont have to talk to other people that is useless. and ofcourse the educational backround related to this problem. it depends on the how the teacher teach.

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  86. first of all i want to thank you about that wonderful site and i want all of you to know that my English isn't good and I'm trying to learn the language from you.
    and about the topic i think that the school and the home have a very big role in the students behavior not the nationality.

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  87. Yes,most of Asian students show shy in class,just as they are in pulic.I think the main reason is Asian culture. But with internationalizing,the communication chance is becoming more,Asian students can show their own opinon with no shy in public,
    I strongly bleive that.

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  88. I think you shouldn't shy. It is very important that a student understand the necessaty of studying. Then he will not shy.

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  89. I think that very strong opnion about asian students and their behavior.Westren comunities are very open compare with asian comunities ,so that show big effects on young growing and treatement .

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  90. In my opinion, Asian students are not shy even they are bold in every field but one thing is crystal clear that you will find shyness in Asian students where they don't understand english very well but there medium of instrucion is english there Asian students feel shyness, in this situation mostly students quit the school because they considered that we can't give pay attention on our studies. According to my opinion, Asian students don't consider such like that American students are rude even Asian students are told by foreigners that there study is easy than Asia. Asian students have good feelings about American students and community. I belong to Pakistan and trying to learn english from ESL lab. This is my personal experience comments.

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  91. First of all i'm thanking for this site that helps for the esl students.

    as a asian student my opinion is not all the asian students are shy.but when compared to the americans these have much.THE reasons are the culture,teaching methods and the important one is feels that others are better to them in all the ways.This keeps them shy.when realiases that he is best of all then tries to expose himself.
    And one more thing is in all the ways america is developed more than asian countries. so the people also much close to the fact.so finally what i'm dropping is environments makes the people .

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  92. i think shy is cause by educational background

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  93. I think it is related to the personality or character of a person why a person looks like very shy.a person who feel shy in the chass maybe have outgoing personality in life.if an Asian student study in anmerica,he have a shy personality becasue of the unfamilar culture and language.there are so many reasons,we can't justice sb by one side.

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  94. In my opinion, the teacher or the subject could cause the shy. In addition of that the student characteristic could caused the shy. I think it’s a common feeling whatever the nationality. Any way the shy is not an issue. The big issue, when we contribute to cause the shy or when you don’t support the shy people.

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  95. I think that it depends on the educational background and many times teachers make students feel shy and insecure.
    Alex

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  96. I think it's changed by background how someone was grown up. It could be a very bad habit for student. But most of students don't think about it seriously. Students have to try for getting more chance to speech in their class.

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  97. Shy is not relate to area and nation.It's only a sensibility,a character of people on the earth.

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  98. I think most Japanese students are shy, but students in other countries, for example, Korean and Chinese are not shy. Maybe Japanese education system makes us shy.

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  99. i think it depends on lot of things such as people`s character,educational background or teachers ability.because i think teacher is very important people to how students behave in the future.if some students are very shy teacher must concentrate on them and think up some ideas to improve them. especially the primary school teachers since children are learn things faster and better when they are younger.and parents have a lot duty too.they must take care about their children and must interact with their teachers.so they can know about their children`s bad side and good side.they have to consider about how they improve their children`s ability. i think especially Asian students are shy.because Asian educational background is not students centered so they don't talk much and afraid of it.

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  100. I really think that the shy in asian students is cultural , there aren`t like us because they grow up with other rules in a very different society but the culture define the kind of education they receive.

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  101. I'm Asian student.When I began to study in the UK I was shy,but now I'm not.The reason of our shyness might be the way which we are taught

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  102. Well, to be shy is relevant to both nature and culture. Some people may be shy because of their natures and I believe that education helps them improve their social skills. In order to do this, they should be forced by teachers to be more opened and active. Also some people may be shy because of their culture. As I know from my teachers from US, they told me that young people can not do anything by themselves in Asia. Because, their parents do everything what they need instead of them. As a result, children and teens do not try to be more active and open. And for instance it becomes hard for them to live in foreign countries at the beginning. In my opinion children and young people should be encouraged by their parents and teachers. They need their support to make sound decisions by themselves and to have self confidence.

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  103. Sureeporn TingsabhatMay 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Written by Sureeporn Tingsabhat
    In the past Asian students are almost shy based on their culture and tradition, but nowsadays they have a lot of self-confidence because of their ways of life and learning style had changed. Now, Asian and American students are alike.

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  104. manar ismail

    well, i think that pepole are not equel in thier caracters . some of them shy , others are opened . there are many factors effect on pepole`s behaviors and thier habits.things like cultures , religions , traditional habits , and the person`s environment "as his home where he live , his parents .."
    so , shyness is not a group attrebute or ethencity odor; it is just a personal characteristics.

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  105. Most of the Asian students are shy because of the educational and family background.In Asian countries teachers are the persons who should be respected as much as their parents.That means there will not be any friendly relationship.Folowing this proceedure they become shy.Remember, there are exceptions also.But this can be changed quickly if their parents or teachers try..and asia's students will become just superb

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  106. MARIA CONSUELO L.June 24, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    I Think that to many student are shy in the first class, because is a new experience, and fell that classmatter can be better, more if the classmatter are american people and we are latin.
    Anyway, if the teacher is friendly and make feel good, the student, in short time, the student will feel not shy anymore.

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  107. i think that the school is a place to learn. the students have to take attention to the class and respect the teacher. in my country, most of the students does not have a good behavior in the classromm.

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  108. I don´t know about the asian students. In my country, i think that the student are shy in the first time, however, after, the students to be fell good and the teacher is very important in this process.

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  109. As we know that cultures in different countries are not the same, I think it is one of the major reasons of students having different study behaviour when having comparison between the countries. Someone is more encouraged and active in the discussion, but someone is just sitting in the class and just listen to what teacher says.
    Teaching style can be one of the ways to help students be more active. If teacgers arange more interactive activities, such as presentation, Q&A and discussion, students can have more chance to get involve in the lessons. For my experience, I remember there is a bid arranged by my teacher. And that she wanted us to learn what is trade and the law of demand. =]

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  110. I am a Taiwanese. When I was a child, I was taught to respect my teachers and not to talk too much during class. My classmates and I were very silent in class. Afterwards, I find out most American students like to ask some questions when I see American films. Maybe this is because we grew up in conservative conditions. But we have improved this custom now.

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  111. hi there!
    I would say that asian people look shy, although they are not, because being quiet is a matter of respect towards teaching and learning in their wise culture. That is something latinamerican students have not been able to understand...

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  112. Hi to all
    I am Tang Nau and was born in Myanmar but now in India.Our country is very poor in English.All of Burmese students are so shy to speak English. So,I am also but now I am trying to improve in English.

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  113. I am from Armenia.And I can say,that in our country education is rather different.I mean and anformation,and realationship between teachers and studens.It deponds on our traditions.Now we are contacting to aor teachers much more,than befor did our parents.They told us,that iven they touhgt ,that teachers don't eat and etc.Now it isn'n so,but we love and respect our teachers.And especially they are value for us....

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  114. Definitely, no one is shy because choose to be shy, or because simply were born this way. Students are shy because they have different education, cultures or backgrounds. For example, in the Asians case, they perceive things different form us, they think and speak different form us. They have their own values, systems, and ways to solve a match or, build a sentence.
    Before we entitle someone else as a shy person, we should scrutinize their past, culture and family relations, to avoid unfair labels. Somehow, when we do this kind of thing we star to realize that we are the real strangers in the dialogue.

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  115. Asian students are shy in classroom because they afraid of mistake.
    I am a Asian and I was very shy when I was a student. I afraid of mistake because other people would laugh at me even my parent. I saw the other student met the same thing so we loss our self-confident.
    This is culture in the Asian.
    American students are self-confident than Asian. They don't afraid of mistake and the teacher and the parent will help them to solve the problem and tell them what is true when they meet. It's a good way for build up the self-confident to student.
    I hope that I could do my best to my children and make them up DON'T shy to present themselves.

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  116. In my openion, the behaver depends on the family, educational background and the friends so its important to balance this things and everyone to find owe place in the system.

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  117. Hi,this is Vishwanath from India.In my view, Asians are shy mainly because of the culture and environment.In our class rooms, we are not supposed to interfere, when the teacher is taking the class.Its our culture to respect elders.This has a huge impact on the mind set of the students and they feel shy to open up.Another main reason is our class room environment is so quiet, that if i want to speak and if others are quiet,it makes me feel embarassed,but if the atmosphere is electric in the classrooms,it makes us speak without any fear.

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  118. Hieu
    in my country, the teacher is center in a classroom, so student only listen and note what the teacher says. All students become passive in thinking. In hours on classroom the teacher doesn't encourage his students show their opinion due to the teachers always meet time pressure and lesson plan that is overload for their student.
    This thing lead student aren't enough time for making comment on lesson. This habit make them shy When they grow up.

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  119. I think we are in complicated environment of education then the fore time, children could learn less and learn in play with teacher. But after they grow up, they must get much more tests for the better school. I hope my child will have much better experiences in study then my childhood .

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  120. Hello. I'm from Russia. In my country lessons at school begin at 8.oo AM. Length of the lesson is 30 or 40 min and break - 10 min. We usually stand up when teacher come in the classroom. We have not more 6 lessons a day.

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  121. hi to all

    i think,is very important to have new friends, know new people, have a good friendship with any teachers because someday we need help.

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  122. this is a temporal problem, but unfortunately shyness could cause some learning problems, because if one person who doesn't to talk in class, or with the classmates, will be impossible, that this person can to learn quickly, about Asian students the most of them are shy, becuase the culture there is more different than here...i am colombian, but here people aren't shy ,the colombian's culture is more open.......

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  123. I think that most of asian students shy because they have their own culture and there own enviroment so when they come in new enviroment which is not native to them so they feel bit shy to answers the questions.And the American who have their native language and enviroment are rude.
    thanks.

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  124. i think that the reason behind the shyness of Asian students is their lack of perfection skill in english language as much of the Asian popularity gives privilege to their regional languages more as compared to English but nowadays english is a basic necessisity in order to convey your message to others because it has become a universal language.This might be the reason why asian students prove out to be lack in confidence..

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  125. I am Wajahat Iqbal,I think that Asian students were bit shy in answering questions is because they have their own culture,language and enviroment and the new enviroment is not native to themselve so they face this problem but once they become familiar to the enviroment, they became same as American students there.
    thanks.

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  126. I think the asian students are shy but not at all and almost many students know skillful English and most of the students learn English because it has become a common language in the world.At this time without English,we are nothing and Asian students work hard because they have the ability to do a difficult work.

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  127. in class never shy if you shy never learn anything that teach you
    i thinks that all of student have aqual rights in front of teacher .once you ask something from teacher your confidence increases and once you have able to feel shyless

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  128. I think all Pakistani students are not shy but mostly are because they have no confidence of talking and solving queries by teacher, because they respect teacher and do not have a friendly enviroment but in Asian students teacher and students all are friendly and talk and solve our queries very well that's why Asian students are not shy to talk with teachers.

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  129. I think the people fron asina are not exacly shy. They just have their culture about how to be.

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  130. i don't think Asian students are shy, as a asian student, i know many students are willing to talk.
    may be our studnets focus on listening, so make the other misunderstand us.

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  131. Hey, I just want to give my opinion. I studied for a while in the United States, and I had some school partners from Asia. They are really friendly, and I don´t think that they are shy. They have different culture, and their society is different because they are really polite and respectful.

    See you then.

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  132. I am not shy when I speak portuguese, but When I speak english I am shy. sometimes I do not get speak english in inteview, but I know speak english then for me is more difficult speak english when have someone analyzing me.

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  133. hellow
    iam agree with this opinion that is asias pepole are shy different than amireican pepole because in there country they cant ask teacher any question they just stay in the class and lesten to the teatcher
    thanks

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  134. I think this is both cultural and also the result of the situation. I say cultural because traditionally, the persons in eastern countries learn to shy, but the children and persons in western countries such as USA learn to do not shy but be comfortable and do everything easy.
    Also I say it is the result of the situation, because they are new in the environment, specially, they have a little background in English speaking, and they are afraid to say the words and sentences incorrectly. The teachers have a special role to correct their mentions and make them comfortable.

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  135. I totally agree with the opinion. Due to the traditional Chinese calture, all the things students should do are just 'listen' and 'learn'. If you ask too much questions in class, someboby may think why u ask such a tupid question. Asian students are taught to follow teacher's thinking instead of questioning.

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  136. Karina said
    I believe that students can be shy in asian or america, but when the teacher look up for the pedagogic manner to interac with the and try to get the confident between , this become in a better envioramental place for all. when the time pass in the classroom and the students realize that teacher are interesting for then they accep and involve in the class in several ways, one then can be more talkative, funny or quiet, but th interaction gives in differents ways. see you soon, and be happy in your life....thanks.

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  137. Great.........
    When i was student,the school where i frequented hadn´t a lot of rules.the rules that it had:Been always clean,don´t eat chewing-gum in the class-room,don´t speak creole,never beat with another student.Majority of the student in my country are always intelligent. They are often in compétition, they´re like that.i can say that it was funny and it was a good experience.
    thank you.
    THAMARA

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  138. Self-confidence and ability to speak your mind loud are really useful features these days. But not everybody can do that. There's a lot of shy guys who have problem with it. I have it too, but I try to fight with this silly fear.
    What is the reason of this fear? Perhaps we are afraid that we are wrong and our classmate will redicule us.
    The most important is remembering that we are only human and we can make mistakes. If you wrong, you can change your mind what make you develop yourself. There are also many chances you will right and you can encourage someone about your points. Don't afraid of saying what you think.
    And remember: brave person has a short life, but coward isn't alive at all.

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  139. I think it's about culture. The most Asian student are shy to question the teacher. Thus, they listen that the teachers say and they will do it. But in the present day, Asian students are developing English, they have more bold. I think it's the benefit for them.

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  140. I`m from Mexico and in my country are (maybe like in other countries) private and public schools, and I think that in public schools the teachers aren't as prepared as in the private schools and that`s why if you try to speak your mind in a public school, sometimes even the teachers critize you. I was in a public school and i didn`t like it, well, not in the elementary one.

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  141. I think most of school in Asian countries, does not bring the children centre policy to apply in school.

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  142. I'm shy and I respect people who are a bit shy too. Most of such people are well-behaved and polite. If these people are pupils or students, they usually respect their teachers and behave well in class.

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  143. It's a very interesting topic for teachers, parents and pupils at school. Be confident, but polite,a bit shy and well behaved.

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  144. Hi,
    Yeah, I think Aisan students might be shy. I dont know why it happens. The reason in my opinion is they are not American. They can feel kind of distance between themselves and American. Maybe because of language. They need to speak english and very often their english is hard to understand. Their accent is quite different. They feel ashamed.

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  145. hi to all,
    i think shyness begins at home when parents do not allow their children to express their opinions.. it also affects the child behavior inside the class and in addition to this shyness is for the teachers that are not really show encouragement to their student to express their answer or opinion even in time of doubt if they are correct or not...
    encouragement of the teacher to all of his student not only for his intelligent students but especially with those students who are poor in communicating to others..and for the parents , open comminication is the key..
    thanks!

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  146. My opinion is, that it isn't only about education or classroom situation, but much more about culture and family education. In West Europe and US it's natural for children to said their opinion aloud, discuss with teacher and sometimes to infirm his/her authority. In other parts of the world are teachers and all authorities generally much more respected. And thats the core of this question.

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  147. I don't think all Asian students are shy
    They just shy to speak with English because they not often talk with others in English
    besides,they respect the teachers in the classroom

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  148. My length of the school year was wonderful. The days at school was pretty good-humored. It was unforgettable moments with my
    teachers and my colleagues.

    Thak you very much!

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  149. Hello. This is Korean student who has been studying English for almost 10 years, want to be a English teacher!

    Well. My opinion on this topic is that I think the shyness is usually affected on the background of instruction in one's country.
    I am an Asian and I think both students and teachers of many Asia countries,including Korea,are not used to have a highly interactive classes having a discussion and sharing ideas as the Americans and the Uroupians do. This is true. For the some parts, of course, students have their own styles that some students are naturally shy and reflective so that they don't talk much because they don't want to make mistakes. However,I think the instruction can solve these situation by interacing more and making students talk more in the class room using teacher's techniques. It would be a teacher's responsibilities to make them active and with that way student will eventually succeed!!

    ThankS

    and thank you for all these good matearials, teacher Randall :D

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  150. Samir-from algeria

    i think that its natualy

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  151. My English level is not high. So I'm shy to talk to theacher or to native people. How can I improve my communication skills? If I use English very littel. But why? becouse I'm shy. I noticed that person who is not shy.They are learning english more quickly then others.

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  152. If teacher will be friendly with students who is shy. Soon the students will be more open.

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  153. I was a shy student in the first courses, but when I was 14 I grew up and my relationship with other students changed a lot. With teachers I always was a very good boy if they transmited me some interest in the subject, if not I could became a bit rude

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  154. I think it depend on teacher way.
    Most of Asian students are shy, but if teachers are friendly with them ,take care,this will help the shy students express their ideas. In my opinion they are changing to be more active..

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  155. I've read all 155 comments and I found that most of people think that Asian students are shy because their cultural and the way of teaching. In Asian, there is a long distance between teacher and students, and in America is not. Maybe this difference is no need to change because that is the way of each continent cultural, just let it be

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  156. This is the teaching way. Students just listen and memorize what the teacher said. Both teacher and student didn't consider thinking way.

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  157. I live in Taiwan.I really consider most of Tiawanese are shy because we learn how to do our best in English test.When we were children,we had more and more English test.But,actually,we omitted the portion of speaking.In addition,we are seldom using English in our lives.So,when many Taiwanese students met foreigners,they didn't know how to talk to them and feel a little nervous.

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  158. i think that the student responds to the education that recieves and the culture that lives. Maybe the education that asians recieve has focus in keep their students diciplinated. Otherwise, american education maybe estimulates more the conversation, what makes their students shyless to speak in class or anywhere. I think the secret is the education that they recieve it determines howthe child will act in different moments. thanks!

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  159. I have some foreign friends in my class. Sometimes they seem to be rude in class. They treat teacher like a friend. When I see that, I feel uncomfortable. I think this behavior cmoes from their culture.
    In korea, We've been taught that all students should be polite to our teachers and the way like this makes us calm and shy in class.
    Anyway, I think that regardless of culture, enough to enough.

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  160. hi there ..Actually here where I live, students commit all of these bad habits in the class like (chewing gum, talking while teacher is explaining the lesson, make a noise, treat teachers as they treat their friends , etc.. ) ..
    I think Ministry of Education should avoid these rude conducts as soon as possible .

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  161. Hi! I think the younger students' behaviors are influence more by their family and the culture from their country. Most of asian parents will tell their children not to do this or that, but in the West, the parents tolerate their children to try an errior. So to prevent do thing wrong and piss off their parents, asian child would behavior carefully and shyly.

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  162. school as a bit difficult because the materials are heavy but the help of teachers allows us to performthe tasks and also provided a developer help us more in the clasroom so we do that we participate and it helps us greatly pend matters

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  163. i like languages very much ,especially english . now im learning in Russian and i know its very difficult for foreign students to learn well ,allthoughs they are not shy.

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  164. I think the reason why Asian students are less likely to speak out aloud is because they are afraid of making mistakes. They are easily distressed by a single flaw in their speaking. If given a chance to express their opinion, they would rather stay silent than risk delievering an imperfect speech.

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  165. I think, It depends on the educational situation.ave
    I'm one of shy Asians. And now, I'm working in Canada as a student teacher.
    On my first time, I was very surprised at many things that are different from the educatinal situation I had had since when I was little.

    First, To discuss is free with teacher and other student in class.
    Every student always raise their hands up when they do not understand or have a question. Even though That doens't connect the class. whenever and whereever Student can talk their opinion.
    And The most important thing is that teacher never stop when student do that.
    On the other hands, There is not natural in Asia.

    Second, It's natural to show their(student) talent in front of others. There are lots of program in here. Performance, play the instrument, acting, speech, drawing the masterpiece etc..
    Every student are familiar to show anything to the others. Because They are already trained about that. So, They are never nervous to stand on the top.


    So far, These are just my thinking.

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  166. In my opinion, students become shy because of several factors: educational background, cultural background, and the orientation given to them at home by their guardian or parents. We have yet to prove if "shyness" has something to do with genes. Based on my experience teaching Asian students, there are those who are shy at first but once they get adjusted to the situation or new environment, they instantly transform into very sociable, interactive people. I say the 3 factors develop a student's character. With the right motivation and proper guidance of the teacher, shyness in the classroom can be overcome. CBK

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  167. I am an asian student. We do want to express ourselves. We are very talkative in Chinese. The problem is that we have inadequate vocabularies and sentences to sustain a conversation. As a result, we are unable to talk much in English lesson.

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  168. I think that a student who is trying to talk other language, not his mother language is shy, generally, that is why he doesn't know yet how to speak well the new language with his new friends. But, I consider that situation is just provisional for him.
    thanks.

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  169. I think there are some reasons that make Asian students shy in their class. The first reason may be resulted from the way that teachers and students work on together. In my country, there are little discussion between teachers and students. In class, teachers often talk and students listen and write only. The second reason I think is due to their English. As they are not good at English and they don't feel confident to talk to other people. Conversely, Western students are encouraged to discuss with their teacher, even when they were in elementary school. That's why they are always confident when talking in front of the crowd.

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  170. I'm sure people are differant and students too...But in Asia there are strict rules, so Asian student are made to be shy and very polite. In Europe or the USA students are free from these rules - so they are more talkative, sometimes even rude. But in Asia students mustn't behaviour like that or they would be panished!So it depends on mentality and culture. But we can't judge that - every system has adventuges and disadventages!

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  171. Nothing is wrong with being shy. It shows discipline. American students in old movies are very respectful to their teachers, like Asians. American culture got turned backwards, and students thought they were too important and lost their good manners. I hope Asians don't do the same. In fact, American education is struggling behind many other countries. Maybe Western teachers want their Asian students to talk more so the teachers feel at home, but being rowdy has an effect they might not think about.

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  172. well,in my country(a typical East-Aisan country)teachers are usually considered an authority so it leaves less chance for students to interrupt them. A student may be considered rude when talking without permission in the class. Also,especially in elementary schools, teachers praise those quiet students while punishing those who is very "active" and talkative during the class. Meanwhile in western it is different. In conclusion, I believe education, teaching style or encouragement can change these things.

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  173. Hi
    I think the behaviour of most students depending on their educational background, the teaching style. Each student is different and each teacher too. Perhaps a student is shy because is not sure he is a performer person. May be he is worried about the new lessons or is afraid to be alone, whithin friend.

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  174. Hello.I am Yabe from Tiawan.In Tiawan every day we have a lot of homework and test we have 45 Minute for a class,but some time the class is so Noisy. So the teacher have to stop and Manages the class.In fact,they don't have a lot of time to teach us.My favorite subject is science,because my science teacher is interesting.

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  175. Considering a lot people think that Asia people are shy in the class, I would like say that not all Asia people are shy, and some Asia people are like shy but they are not since maybe that they are not good at English or not familiar with the native guys' topics. Certainly, I agree that some Asia people are shy, because we are human, and a part of human all around world are shy, include American, Asia, European... For me, I am not shy actually, and I am easygoing. But with a lot of culture gap and without good at English, I alway can't follow the other's conversation. In the end, I am just telling that we can't conclude Asia people are shy without thinking about those English ability.

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  176. I Think that Asia Students need time. After 1 year they won't be shy.

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  177. I think that commentary is not true, because many Asian students aren't shy.They look for way to link up another people in US and they are friendly.

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  178. I think that some are shy, some aren't. It doesn't be connected to difference of
    races.

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  179. I think that not all Asian students are shy. There are many people all around the world who are shy independently of their culture. And some Asian students probably may look shy because they don't speak English well...

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  181. Hi!
    I'm Asian. Trere is a cultural differece between Asian and other nations.
    Asian persue perfection on every thing in every moments while other nations enjoy their trial and error. So, Asian doesn't act and say before they think what is perfect. My privious Americal English teacher said that "Please act and say with NO FEAR, you have enough ability to show".

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  182. A foreign student may be shy if nobody in the classroom doesn't integrate him. To my mind it is the real problem.

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  183. People have a different view about
    being shy and active, and their value of viewpoint is made of their back ground. In some Asian societies talking too much is often conciderd to be rude, so they don't also want to talk so much in a class because they don't want the other people to think they are rude people. On the other hand, often being quiet is considerd to be shy for Latin people therefore they might think the Asians are shy. Telling your opinion is important and natural for the Latin people. In this point the Asian people's viewpoint and the Latin people's view point is differnt, and they are made of their backgroud.

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  184. People have a different view about
    being shy and active, and their value of viewpoint is made of their back ground. In some Asian societies talking too much is often conciderd to be rude, so they don't also want to talk so much in a class because they don't want the other people to think they are rude people. On the other hand, often being quiet is considerd to be shy for Latin people therefore they might think the Asians are shy. Telling your opinion is important and natural for the Latin people. In this point the Asian people's viewpoint and the Latin people's view point is differnt, and they are made of their backgroud.

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  185. In my opnion, the perfect student is who talks only when the teacher asks. On the one hand, if children were too shy, the lessons could be very boring because only the teacher would be talking. By the other hand, if children were so rude, the lessons would be a chaos, teaching would be impossible.

    Of course I know it's very difficult to get it, but I think it's fault of the culture and global education.

    Thanks!

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  186. Felicidades!!, es el mejor sitio que encontre para aprender inglés.

    Saludos
    Magui
    Potosi-Bolivia

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  187. 2 would never learn: a shy and a boastful person
    An arabic saying

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  188. It's a fantastic material, I really enjoy and learn. Thanks a lot for this...

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  189. Hi. I'm impressed! I was searching for such type of learning for a long time and finally! Hope, it will improve my English as it is very important for me

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  190. Great topic. I am a parent trying to understand why my chinese sons seem shy in America.

    One part, i made the mistake of over emphaszing they shouldnt talk to strangers.

    I recently notice this. I can be outspoken somtimes. I realized that my chinese peers (either co workers, or fellow volunteers in chinese group events) do not like it when i seem to outshine them. when I am outspoken, i also become slightly outcasted. what a shame, but I going to learn more tact, but still hopefully this errant symptome of homgogeny will vanish during the next generation of new thinkers.

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  191. erlian and yustika said...
    we think, the student are still shy because they are still lack of vocaboullary.

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  192. Aviatika and Kartika said ....
    We think ,
    the student have shyness and afraid to talk something to the teacher because afraid to make mistake and lack of vocabulary .

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  193. Most students in my country Vietnam are quite shy in classroom. And me, i'm not an exceptional case. I am familiar with silently sitting in classroom and listening to the teacher, all things talked by teachers are always true. I rarely give my opinion without knowing clearly the answer. I scare i say something wrong and my classmate and the teacher also laugh at me, that's it!

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  194. Good I behave in a shy way we might say since I do not belong many friends in the college

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  195. hi
    Hello, I do not have very clear what was saying the audio, but it was for what I dealt on joshua's routine with school matter

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  196. Shyness is a specific character of each person. So we can not force someone to be very shy, or not be at all. We can only ask the person concerned to be silent and unobtrusive.
    However, each teacher imposes different working methods. Some teachers require a respect that makes shy students, some not, and some needs that students listen and remain silent during their course, while others need to interact with the student. The shyness of the students will have to adapt to each teacher and each course.
    A shy student posing no question can also be disturbing for a teacher than a talkative student who does not attend classes. In both cases the teacher can't know if the student has understood the course.
    Also, I think the culture of the country will strongly influence the behavior of a student.
    An Asian student will probably be more shy than a student in Europe.

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  197. Shy or not it is a choice of anyone can be choose, but the true is, shy people has more difficulties to learn another language, because you need to interact with others and practice conversation. This will improve much better your speaking.

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  198. There are different methods of teaching in classes, the most effective is when taught with love, sometimes a student it is difficult to adapt to a class because of schedules, classmates and materials, but the friendships and the way in which take things that help you get ahead and not decay

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  199. Every day I get up at 7 am. Then I wash my face and breakfast. I leave home at 8:15 am and I go to the train stop. Then I go to ASA college. I'm learning from Monday to Friday. And learning from 9 to 12.Then I go to home.

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